Diversity & Inclusion
The Materials Science and Engineering Diversity Committee works to foster a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff, so everyone can thrive in our department, our college, and our university.
Principles of Community
Virginia Tech adopts and practices our Principles of Community as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.
Disrupting Academic Bullying
To maintain a culture of civility throughout the graduate education experience, academic bullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
Cultural and Community Centers
Established in 1998 as the Safe Zone program, the Cultural and Community Centers office was created as a collaborative effort between the Dean of Students; HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus (LGBT Caucus); and the Office for Equity and Access (formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity). Their purpose is to offer advocacy, advising, and cultural awareness .
Virginia Tech commits to: working toward ending abuse and violence on campus, supporting the abused, and holding perpetrators accountable.
Safe Zones are welcoming spaces created by people who are committed to acceptance, equity, and full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer communities, and their allies.